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Found 11 Pros in Waterbury, CT, USA | Postpartum doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
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Birth fee
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HOURLY RATE
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Danielle Dixon

CT

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 3 years experience

Get the Birth, Get the Support, Get the care YOU envision

Care philosophy

While do not have a specific care philosophy I believe my goal is to serve families wholeheartedly

Areas served

  • Bridgeport, Ansonia, New Haven, Seymour
  • Orange, Shelton, West Haven
  • East Haven, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport
  • Groton, Manchester, Bristol, New London
$ flexible
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Ashanti Rivera

Waterbury, CT

3 reviews • 100 families supported • 8 years experience

3 reviews • 100 families supported • 8 years experience

I've been a doula for 8yrs. I became a doula after having my 3rd baby (out of 6). I had a wonderful experience with a doula that encouraged my journey to follow this path.

Care philosophy

I meet clients where they are. Supporting them in the way they desire.

Areas served

  • Waterbury

Reviews

  • Keianna
    October 25, 2022 at 11:18 am | Client review

    Ashanti has been a blessing to me and family since I found her. My first pregnancy I didn’t have much support but Ashanti showed up and showed out, she worked with me and made sure I had the support I needed, always. This is the reason why I’ll always choose her to be my doula, as she is my doula again this time around🎉. Not only is she a great doula, but she’s an awesome mentor and friend. She’ll do anything to make sure her clients feel well supported to the best of her ability and it’s has to be an anointing on her life the way she shows up for her clients all while being a mother herself, a wife, business owner etc (she wears many hats lol). I’m so happy she in my life, one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!

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Dana Oakes-Sand

CT

0 reviews • 350 families supported • 18 years experience

0 reviews • 350 families supported • 18 years experience

I have been a birth Doula for 18 years, attending my first birth in 2003. I feel honored and blessed to be chosen by a family to support them through their pregnancy, labor and postpartum period… it truly is a transformative time for everyone. My philosophy is that you get to decide how you give birth, and what interventions or not that you use. I’m here to help you make your best, informed choices, do that you can feel confident and secure in the moment. I have nearly two decades and hundreds of births of experience to help you in those vulnerable moments- and knowledge to help if things aren’t moving as smoothly as we would hope. I have been trained in many modalities to help support any birth process.

Care philosophy

My job is to help you have a safe, supported and empowered birth as you see it for yourself. In the 18 years I’ve been working, I’ve seen everything and know that what works for one family doesn’t work for all- I’m here to help you have YOUR best birth. I’ll use all my skills and experience to help you get there.

Areas served

  • Hudson Valley
  • Western Massachusetts
$ flexible
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Kyrsten Pieger

CT

0 reviews • 19 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 19 families supported • 2 years experience

My name is Kyrsten and I am currently living in Hamden, CT. I serve clients in most of Connecticut, along with parts of New York & Massachusetts. I have been working with young children since I was 15 when I started at my local YMCA. After years of childcare, I became the First Aid Coordinator which jumpstarted my healthcare career. I went on to become a Nurse and worked in a pediatric office for over 3 years. Although I loved seeing my patients and learning new things along the way, I never felt I was providing as much care and support I knew I could. Which is when I decided to become a Doula.

Care philosophy

My role as your Doula, whether its during prenatal, labor & birth or postpartum, is to ensure you feel confident during this pivotal time in your life. Welcoming a new baby into your family is a huge adjustment and I'm here to assure you along the way!

Areas served

  • New Haven County
  • Fairfield County
  • New London County
  • Middlesex County
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Shamica Frasier

New Haven, CT

3 reviews • 6 families supported • 3 years experience

3 reviews • 6 families supported • 3 years experience

I don't just connect with my clients, I am my clients. I am a hardworking single mom of 3 who had 3 very different birth journeys. I have done work in my community with the focus on perinatal health and lactation especially for BIPOC. I love to meet clients where they are and create a birth or postpartum plan for where they would like to go. With this I am able to support and inform from a place that is tailored to each birth & Postpartum client

Care philosophy

My philosophy is all birthing bodies should be able to birth confidently with the support of information & TLC as they journey into their new chapter. I also believe the support don't just stop at birth, it continues to postpartum and lactation to. That's why my services have been designed to care for families at various stages of their journey

Areas served

  • Surrounding areas of New Haven and more
  • New Haven and more

Reviews

  • Jessica
    September 14, 2022 at 11:53 am | Peer review

    Shamica is an absolute asset to the birth community. She has the knowledge, patience, warmth and resources to provide to families. She and I have worked together and she has provided great experiences for families in our community

$ flexible
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Kara Tweedie

West Haven, CT

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 1 years experience

I will support a family in every way I possibly can, physically, emotionally , and educationally. I am a mother to 2 children and I feel having a network of friends, family, colleagues and support systems will make this journey of parenthood that must easier.

Care philosophy

I believe all women should have the opportunity to birth in the environment that makes them feel most comfortable and safe. Wether, that be at home, at a birth center, or at a hospital. I also support women who choose to have pain relief or scheduled c-sections. I am there for all your needs from start to finish and beyond!

Areas served

  • Southern CT
  • Western, CT
  • Centra, CT
$ flexible
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Rose Macomber

Coventry, CT

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

The word "Barakat" translates into "blessings", encompassing what a blessing pregnancy and birth are, as well as the blessing that you are welcoming into your life. My goal as your doula is to make your birth experience as blessed as possible.  ​ As a Doula, my goal is to give you and your family the attention and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your pregnancy, labor, and postpartum life. ​ I love working with expectant mothers and their families to help them navigate their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journeys. I look at each new birth as a unique experience and in return I provide mothers with the encouragement and motivation they need. I have always been passionate about women's health, including all things pregnancy and birth-related. After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Health Sciences, I decided I wanted to become a midwife to best help birthing women and their families. While I am still on my journey to becoming a midwife, I discovered that being a doula is a perfect way to help families on my journey and theirs!

Care philosophy

My name is Rose Macomber and I am a Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, and Childbirth Educator certified by International Doula Institute. As a doula, I feel honored to share my expertise and serve families in and around Central and Eastern Connecticut. I approach birth and the postpartum period holistically, offering physical and emotional support as well as advocacy for birthing women and their fami

Areas served

  • Coventry, Connecticut
  • Storrs, Connecticut
  • Windham, Connecticut
  • Bolton, Connecticut
  • Tolland, Connecticut
  • Vernon, Connecticut
  • South Windsor, Connecticut
  • Windsor, Connecticut
  • East Windsor, Connecticut
  • Ellington, Connecticut
  • Mansfield, Connecticut
  • Andover, Connecticut
  • Columbia, Connecticut
  • Hebron, Connecticut
  • Lebanon, Connecticut
  • Colchester, Connecticut
  • Willington, Connecticut
  • Enfield, Connecticut
  • Somers, Connecticut
  • Stafford, Connecticut
  • Windsor Locks, Connecticut
  • Manchester, Connecticut
  • Hartford, Connecticut
  • East Hartford, Connecticut
  • West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Glastonbury, Connecticut
  • Marlborough, Connecticut
  • Farmington, Connecticut
  • Avon, Connecticut
  • Simsbury, Connecticut
  • Granbury, Connecticut
  • Ashford, Connecticut
  • Woodstock, Connecticut
$ flexible
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Monica Swenson

New Canaan, CT

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 3 families supported • 10 years experience

I was trained by DONA in 2010. I have since become a RN (NY state licensed) and had 2 children of my own. I have breastfed for almost the entire last 6 years (woah!) and I have experience with multiples.

Care philosophy

Every new mother requires patience and understanding as she meets a new child for the first time. It’s my goal to “work myself out of the job” as the new parents feel more confident to care for the child alone.

Areas served

  • Fairfield County
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Colleen Myatt

CT

0 reviews • 350 families supported • 7 years experience

0 reviews • 350 families supported • 7 years experience

My package includes 2 prenatal visits, labor & birth support and a postpartum follow up. At your first appointment we will start your Birth Plan, go over your history, I give instruction on how to do Spinning Babies exercises to help with your comfort and get baby in a good position for the birth. At your second prenatal we will go over Breastfeeding Basics (if you plan to BF), Infant CPR Instruction, go over when to call me and what to pack. All appointments are in your home.

Care philosophy

I believe woman should have a voice in how they would like to birth their baby. Being pregnant and birthing is not a medical condition so lets not treat it like one. I have been in business going on 7 years and have attended hundreds of births. I am there to support you before, during and after you birth. I would love to chat with you about all of your gentle birthing choices.

Areas served

  • I live in Bethany CT but travel up to 60 miles
$ flexible
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Hannah Miller

New Britain, CT

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

Warmest welcome to your growing family. My name is Hannah Miller and I am a doula serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. I provide information and support to nurture and empower families throughout pregnancy, birth, and into those sweet first months. My goal is for families to have a beautiful birth and a smooth postpartum transition. My many years of experience in childcare and several doula trainings have prepared me for this - my dream job where I get to help make your dreams come true! Please check out my services to see the many ways I can help your family! And don't hesitate to reach out with any questions and to set up a time to chat about your family's needs. I look forward to supporting your family through this exciting new chapter in life!

Care philosophy

My goal is to make your pregnancy, labor and postpartum experience an empowering experience!!!

Areas served

  • Central Connecticut, New Haven, Springfield
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Shadae Jenkins

Hartford, CT

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

At RosesHands we provide unbiased and inclusive Bith and Postpartum work for all birthing bodies. This includes adoption assistance, abortion support, fertility consultations, and more. We pride ourselves in being full-spectrum for everyone.

Care philosophy

To show the world that through evidenced education and holistic means you can heal the body, the womb, the spirit, and the mind. The mission is to spread both knowledge and healing so that one may become whole again.

Areas served

  • Hartford
  • West Hartford
  • East Hartford

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Waterbury, CT offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Waterbury, CT offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Waterbury, CT, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Waterbury, CT with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated postpartum doulas near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of postpartum doulas: In a few hours, you will have a collection of postpartum doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each postpartum doula to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a postpartum doula with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top postpartum doula choices. Hire your top postpartum doula and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Waterbury, CT and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in Waterbury, CT to be $33 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Connecticut. The cost of a postpartum doula in Waterbury, CT can range from $27 to $39 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 100 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Connecticut. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Connecticut is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Waterbury, CT, you and your postpartum doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

A postpartum doula in Waterbury, CT is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Waterbury, CT offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Waterbury, CT can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Waterbury, CT. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Waterbury, CT, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Waterbury, CT is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

You can hire two types of doulas in Waterbury, CT: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

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